Round 5 Preview – KB Time

Sal Ciardulli has the best odds on Brent ‘The Cuff’ Macaffer, the Just Shot Blues and a Dundeel for the weekend.

AFL Round 4 – Preview: Stop putting lipstick on this pig!

Sal has a look at Carlton’s woes, crowd woes and punting woes, and makes some footy and racing predictions for the weekend. [Always wanting the best for the weekend punter - Ed]

Round 3 Preview – The real stuff begins VAFA Round 1!

Our Pal Sal Ciardulli lets us in on the value and the winners this weekend in the AFL and on Golden Slopper day. Whitefriars FC kick off their season with the only guaranteed quaddie of the weekend.

AFL Round 2 Preview – Oh so Kewell

Sal looks ahead to Round 2 and a big day of racing at Rosehill.

Round 1 Completion Preview – C is for Cricket

Sal, forever the allrounder, on cricket, footy, local footy and racing. He landed the quaddie last week, so the pressure is on.

Round 1/2 Preview – The not-so-big Opening

Sal Ciardulli looks at a bit of footy (not much footy chirp around the traps yet), the racing (Go Zoustar) and even a little rowing.

Seven Sleeps to go

Sal Ciardulli is back and he’s got all the bases covered. A quick nod to Boof and the boys; then its off to Flemington to collect your quaddie winnings; all up Sal’s scientific AFL flag prognostications.

Greetings from what season?

Sal Ciardulli casts his eyes back across the 2013 sporting wreckage (sorry landscape) and nominates his 3 best and 3 worst of the year. Get your votes in folks.

It’s 3/4 Time – just one more

Last gasp from Sal Ciardulli; he turns his keen eye to the final day of Cup week and as usual is ready to share his insights (and a touch of indignation). How will a rain affected surface and headwind play out?

Melbourne Cup Preview – Enjoy the Great Race

Sal Ciardulli found the Hotham/Saab/QuikEze winner at good odds on Saturday. Now he turns his laser vision to Tuesday’s Cup.

Sal’s Flemington Formguide

Sal Ciardulli gives Punter a whack, on the way through to helping punters sort out a mammoth Flemington racecard. “The winners are well concealed” (racing cliché #426) but Sal has been doing a lot of digging to find them for you.

Money Value Carnival Preview – And so the end is near!

The Salmeister previews the Cox Plate and other Money Valley mayhem. He reviews the ascension of the Almanac’s own St Ange to the Socceroo’s gig (well he is on ABC Insiders, and so is our glorious leader, so Ange is as good as family).

Caulfield Cup Day Preview – Who is that third person in the room!

Sal Ciardulli’s mind is on the Caulfield Cup. But his heart is at Upton Park this weekend, where his lad will be witnessing his Hammers take on Manchester City. Sal’s forever blowing bubbles.

It’s Guineas Day – but we are still trading places!

Sal Ciardulli sorts out the AFL trade week; cricket broadcast rights; decision referral system; and all the big group races at Caulfield and Randwick. If he lands the Melbourne quaddie, Barrack Obama is flying him to Washington DC to sort out the US budget impasse and resolve the Syrian civil war.

Grand Final Review – Pepsi or Coke?

Looking for an all rounder to open the batting in the quaddie; cover the slips in the AFL trade rules; and bowl over the flaws in the Ross Lyon game plan? Sal Ciardulli has all the bases covered: more reliable than Watto and more likeable than Stuart Broad.

Grand Final Preview – Prepare for the Purple Swarm

Take one part Wrap; one part Crio and ten parts of the best wit and wisdom you’ve heard since Tony Soprano died. Mix well and you’ve got all the elements of Sal Ciardulli’s weekend feast of footy and racing. Best consumed with a tasty little Chianti.

The Real Semi-Final Weekend Preview – Feeling a bit dusty!

Sal Ciardulli has the good oil – on Dusty Martin, the Bombers, last weekend’s vanquished, the People’s Finals, and this weekend’s racing. Need a tip? Sal’s your man.

AFL Finals Week 2 – Preview: Get Stuffed! Get stuffed!

Is it worse to bow out in week one of the finals or avoid the scrutiny and not make them at all?

AFL Finals Week 1 – Preview: Fire Up for Finals

It’s a busy weekend for sports nuts and Sal Ciardulli has cast a discerning eye over a few highlights in footy and racing. What to consider when backing your favourites? Plus, the season gone – how did the vanquished fare against predictions?

Round 23 Preview – The Tipsters’ Nightmare

Could this be the season where one of the bottom half of the finalists rewrite the record books? Possibly even the ninth placed team?